Jeremiah 20:18
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New American Standard Bible
Why did I ever come forth from the womb To look on trouble and sorrow, So that my days have been spent in shame?

King James Bible
Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore came I forth from the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed in shame?

World English Bible
Why came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

Young's Literal Translation
Why is this? from the womb I have come out, To see labour and sorrow, Yea, consumed in shame are my days!

Jeremiah 20:18 Parallel
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Jeremiah 20:18 Parallel Commentaries

Library
One Thing is Needful;
or, SERIOUS MEDITATIONS UPON THE FOUR LAST THINGS: DEATH, JUDGMENT, HEAVEN, AND HELL UNTO WHICH IS ADDED EBAL AND GERIZZIM, OR THE BLESSING AND THE CURSE, by John Bunyan. London: Printed for Nath. Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry, 1688.[1] ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. According to Charles Doe, in that curious sheet called The Struggler for the Preservation of Mr. John Bunyan's Labours, these poems were published about the year 1664, while the author was suffering imprisonment for conscience
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

The Hindrances to Mourning
What shall we do to get our heart into this mourning frame? Do two things. Take heed of those things which will stop these channels of mourning; put yourselves upon the use of all means that will help forward holy mourning. Take heed of those things which will stop the current of tears. There are nine hindrances of mourning. 1 The love of sin. The love of sin is like a stone in the pipe which hinders the current of water. The love of sin makes sin taste sweet and this sweetness in sin bewitches the
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:9
For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

Job 3:20
"Why is light given to him who suffers, And life to the bitter of soul,

Job 5:7
For man is born for trouble, As sparks fly upward.

Job 14:1
"Man, who is born of woman, Is short-lived and full of turmoil.

Psalm 69:19
You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; All my adversaries are before You.

Psalm 90:9
For all our days have declined in Your fury; We have finished our years like a sigh.

Psalm 90:10
As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away.

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